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The spruce grouse or Canada grouse is a medium-sized grouse closely associated with the coniferous boreal forests or taiga of North America. It is one of the most arboreal grouse, fairly well adapted to perching and moving about in trees. When approached by a predator, it relies on camouflage and immobility to an amazing degree, for example letting people come to within a few feet before finally taking flight, a behavior that has earned it the nickname "fool's hen".

Similar species: Chicken-like Birds
Species identified by Pamswildimages
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Uploaded Dec 13, 2015. Captured Aug 6, 2011 01:35 in 4832 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC V8G 1T4, Canada.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/9.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO500
  • 365mm